Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s


Community Interfaith
Thanksgiving Service

Community Interfaith
Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 18 – 4:00 PM

St. Joseph’s RC Church – Oradell


Turkey Drive

Annual Turkey Drive:
Donate a Turkey

Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

Saturday, November 17th
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
St. Peter’s Parking Lot

All food will be donated to the Community Food Bank and St. Peter’s Food Pantry.



Rosary Society

The Rosary Society will be meeting on Monday, November 19th at 7:15pm in the Parish Center. We will pray the rosary together and discuss some plans for the new year. New members are welcome. We look forward to having you join us!


St. Peter’s Seniors
Fall Schedule

Join us at our regular meeting on the 2nd Sunday of the month after the 11:00 mass:


11/11- November monthly meeting. Speaker Mario Medici will take us in a virtual tour of Governors Island. Mario is a terrific speaker and will show us all the ins and outs of Governors Island.

11/15- we will join the Singles Support Group for an informed discussion on Medicare and choosing options. There will be a speaker from S.H.I.P./ Medicare Savings Programs. 7:30-9:30 pm in the Parish Center


12/5 “Holiday Spectacular” lunch, music and show. Stony Hill Inn, 11:00 to 3:00.  $50.00 per person. Make check out to St Peter’s Senior Group, Checks to the rectory no later than 11/10/18.

12/9 Sunday-River Edge Recreation day trip to the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse. Contact the Recreation Director for information. There will not be a meeting on this second Sunday for the Senior Group.


1/13 January monthly meeting. We will be having a speaker from ROAD SCHOLAR to talk about educational travel programs for seniors throughout the US and other countries. This will be a presentation you will not want to miss!! More information to follow.




Evening of
Peace and Friendship

Come join us for a relaxed evening all about exploring God’s Word in community. We’ll read the upcoming Sunday Scripture, spend some time discussing, and finish the evening with conversation and friendship over refreshments… It’s a terrific opportunity for parish acquaintances to become friends, a place for ministries to network, an occasion for the peace of God to come into our lives.

Next Gathering: 
Tuesday, November 13 – 7:30 PM
Parish Center

It’s open to all St. Peter’s parishioners & friends. You can come as often you wish… There’s no-commitment and nothing to join. Please RSVP below to let us know you are coming so we can prepare.


2018 – Tuesdays:
Jan. 9

Feb. 13

Lenten Gatherings (Chapel)
Feb. 20
Feb. 27
Mar. 6
Mar. 13
Mar. 20

Apr. 10

May 8
June 12
July 10
Aug. 14
Sept. 11
Oct. 9
Nov. 13

Advent Gatherings
Nov. 27
Dec. 4
Dec. 18 



2nd Annual Ladies
Christmas Tea

Limited Space Available
for the 2nd Annual

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
at 7:00 PM

in the St. Peter Academy Gymnasium

with guest speaker Mary Parisi

There are a limited number of tables and/or seating available for the Ladies Christmas Tea.

Secure your spot by contacting a committee member: Kathy 201-986-0922 or Allison 551-579-1998.

Tables/seating will be sold on a first come first serve basis.


Parish Food Pantry
Thanksgiving Collection

The Food Pantry is currently assisting between 22 and 25 families each week! The very generous donations of our parishioners makes this possible. As in other years, we would like to assist our families with their Thanksgiving dinners. We would like to be able to provide all of our families with turkeys and Shop Rite gift cards this year.

If you are able to donate either, please contact Joan Daly at 201-261-3366. Both turkeys or gift cards can be dropped off at the Rectory during the day through the Monday before Thanksgiving. Thank you!



St. Peter’s Quilters
Quilt & Table Runner Sale

The St. Peter’s Quilters will be selling quilts, table runners and other items the weekend of November 17/18  after all masses.

Most of the quilts lovingly made by this ministry are donated to Covenant House. The sale of the remaining quilts and Christmas items help buy the supplies to continue the good work of this ministry. Your support is greatly appreciated!



Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving 2018
Thursday, November 22

One Mass Only: 9:00 AM
with distribution of blessed bread
Parish Office: Closed

Friday, November 23
One Mass Only: 9:00 AM
Parish Office: Closed

Happy Thanksgiving!


Parish Pilgrimage
to Rome & Spain

Parish Pilgrimage to Rome and Spain – April 22-30, 2019:

As part of the 70th ANNIVERSARY OF SAINT PETER THE APOSTLE PARISH, FATHER CAMILO CRUZ will be the spiritual director during a pilgrimage which will include ROME and ASSISI, ITALY/, MADRID, AVILA, SEGOVIA and TOLEDO, SPAIN.  Mass will be celebrated in ST. PETER’S BASILICA in ROME as well as other Shrines throughout our journey. 

The per person cost of $3,350.00 – two in a room/$3,950.00 single occupancy includes: round-trip transportation from ST. PETER’S PARISH to KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, round-trip economy airfare including departure taxes and fuel surcharges, 7 nights hotel accommodations in First Class Hotels, full breakfast daily and 6 dinners, sightseeing in a private motorcoach with a licensed tour manager, all entrance fees, tips to the tour manager/city sightseeing guides and motorcoach driver.

Detailed brochures are available in the parish office. Additional information may be obtained by contacting: Great Experiences, Inc. At 201-825-3725.



Advocacy for Peace & Justice
Conversation Series

Interested in joining a conversation on Catholic Social Teachings? The Just Faith Ministry has grown into the Advocacy for Peace & Justice Ministry and is hosting what we hope will be a thoughtful, expansive, and enriching conversation on a series of topics throughout the year.

There is no cost involved as the articles for discussion will be e-mailed or left for you at the Rectory.

The next conversation is Tuesday, November 27th at 7:30 PM in the School Meeting Room. Please contact Deacon Paul Kazanecki at, if you have any questions.


Parish Listening

As we begin the celebration of Advent,
the Season of Light and Hope,
please join us
in the wake of the Church’s
sexual abuse scandals
for an evening of prayer and dialogue.

We invite you to our

Parish Listening Session

Monday, December 3, 2018
7:30 pm
in our Parish Center.

It will be a time to pray together

A chance to try to understand what we can do as “the Church”

An opportunity to share our feelings

Quick Links

Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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St. Peter’s Singles Group
2019 Trip Information

Join St. Peter’s Singles Support Group in 2019 for their trips to:

Atlantic City, Cape May and Philadelphia
April 23-25, 2019

Summer Cruise to Canada and New England
July 6-12, 2019

Fall Trip to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard
September 9-13, 2019

Holiday trip to Biltmore Estate and Ashevlle, NC
December 1-6, 2019

Please check their website for all details. Contact Kathy Marshall 973-246-6148 or at teacherkmm for any questions and to make reservations.

Outside St. Peter’s

Police Reserves Needs Volunteers

Volunteers Needed to Join the River Edge Police Reserves

Make a difference; give us your time and talent!

The River Edge Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to join their dedicated team of Police Reserve officers.  The Police Reserves are civilian volunteers trained to support and contribute to the overall safety and protection of the community.  The Reserve force provides the department with extra manpower on a regular basis that can be deployed quickly for critical incidents and other emergency situations that require more officers than would otherwise be available.

Applications to become an Officer in the River Edge Police Reserves are accepted year round and can be picked up in person at the River Edge Police Department Headquarters.

Knights of Columbus Membership

The Knights of Columbus are inviting all Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18 to join our organization for promoting our guiding principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The River Edge Knights serve the Parish of Saint Peters the Apostle and local community by volunteering their time and treasure in assisting the poor, disabled and disenfranchised, as well as programs for supporting our youth. Please contact Bob Garcia on: 201-262-7766, or via Email:, or on our website: for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!

LIONS Needed!

The River Edge Lions Club is in need of some new members due to a recent drop in enrollment (retirement, relocation, other obligations).  The Club does much to help the visually impaired, families in need, schools, scouts, recreation, and other community organizations as well as national and international causes.  “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.”  Please join in helping others.  The Lions meet at the River Edge Diner on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of September through June.  Please call Lorraine or Mike Blake at 201-967-1289 for more information.

Bergen Volunteers Needed

The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs. We can provide your members with information about a multitude of choices for a rewarding volunteer experience.  Individual volunteer opportunities, group projects, family-friendly volunteering, student or school volunteer ideas—The Volunteer Center can help in choosing an activity that is a good match for a person’s talents, interests and availability. Our website ( lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities in and around Bergen County.

Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors

The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients. If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact Rev. David Armstrong – Director, Pastoral Care, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 – 551-996-2345.

Request for Hospice Volunteers

Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part of our elderly patients’ end-of-life care. Volunteers serve as friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen County and provide them with much appreciated companionship by sitting, listening and praying with them. Volunteers also provide support to family members.

Volunteers determine their own schedules and can visit patients during the daytime hours during the week and weekends. Most volunteers donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of 6 months. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training and support by experienced hospice professionals. For more information, please contact Life Source Hospice at #201-523-9745 or

Birthright: Help for New Moms Needed

Birthright of Bergen County, a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to encouraging and helping women choose life for their babies, is in need of volunteers to share their time and love for God’s miracle of life. Birthright provides community resources, clothes, diapers and financial help to women. Volunteers are needed in the office at 19 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood to greet, help and support mothers-to-be that come in or call in. If you have time and would like to volunteer, please call Mary Pat or Barbara at 201-845-4646.

Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed

The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30 PM) and Sundays (11:15 AM). If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Fr. Edito Gamallo at 201-414-0522 or Fr. John Quill at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.

St. Peter Academy News

Adopt-A-Student Fund

Give the Gift of a Catholic Education

A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.


The Seniors of St. Peter's

For Ages 55+
2nd Sunday of the Month
After the 11:00 AM Mass
In the Parish Center

St. Peter's Youth Group

Every Sunday, 7:00 PM in the Youth Room

St. Peter's MoMS Group

MoMS Group
(Ministry of Mothers Sharing)

Weekly on Thursdays
September to June
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)

All are welcome!

St. Peter's Singles Support Group

St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
7:30 PM
St. Peter Academy Meeting Room

All are welcome!

In addition to meetings and giving support when needed, we also travel both locally and internationally and socialize with activities during the week and weekends.
For more information and upcoming events, visit:

Parents Support Group

Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child
Third Monday of each month
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory
No preregistration and no fee

Project Linus

Crocheters and knitters meet weekly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 January through early June in the Casazza Center which is in the basement of the rectory. We make afghans, which are donated through the local chapter of Project Linus to sick and needy babies. All who are interested are welcome.

Any question, email:

St. Peter's Quilters

The quilters meet weekly in the Parish Center on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Fall and Spring (announced in the bulletin). All are welcome. We will find a job for everyone and will teach you our skills. The finished quilts are donated to the homeless teens at Covenant House in Newark. For more info call Marge Haggerty 201-262-0389 or email